Hubbard Gold Comet or Meyers Golden Buffs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Hepcat, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Hepcat

    Hepcat Out Of The Brooder

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    When it comes to the sex-link production "reds", do any of you have a preference? My feed store works with Mt. Healthy, so if they have these, they will be Hubbards. Honestly, though, the one time I called them, the feed store employee was VERY rude. Also, when I was there last summer, the help was unfriendly and not very "helpful". So I am leaning toward buying direct from meyers.

    I am looking for cold hardy birds with a calm, friendly temperament. Just wanting a few for pets/fresh eggs. Any opinions on these lines? Any preferences? Or are most red sex links the same? Do some lines seem healthier or calmer?

    I appreciate any opinions you can share. [​IMG]
     
  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Not sure how much I can help you but here goes.
    I have black sex links from Meyer and absolutely love them! They are friendly, large gorgeous dark brown eggs every day and are rotten pets that follow my DH around. They get along with most of the others in their flock but like to be near the top as far as boss.

    I have some red sex links and brown sex links that are are only 6 weeks old right now but got them from Ideal. They are sweet so far and very personable. If they measure up to my blacks then I will be very happy.
    Not all sex links are created equal so I am not sure that you can get a definite answer on personalities or temperament but laying should be consistent since that is what they are bred for. I just wanted more color in the flocks along with nice egg production.
     
  3. Hepcat

    Hepcat Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, Nadine. I'm just assuming its like anything else....some "lines" may be different than others. There was a poster on this site who put up some nice pictures of her Meyers buffs, they were attractive birds, and she was very pleased with their calm, quiet temperament. The meyers site has a lot of folks raving about their buffs in the review section.

    I'm glad to hear you also like their black sex-links....maybe I could get some balcks and buffs for variety and color. Thanks again for posting!
     
  4. NEK38583

    NEK38583 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just as a future reference not sure if you know this or not, but on www.petchicken.com they have a section of different breeds and it tells which one are good in cold weather and which ones are not. I thought I would let you know. Good Luck !
     
  5. Hepcat

    Hepcat Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I have actually used that! Kind of like computer dating, only its matching me with chickens! [​IMG]

    I just thought I might get some first hand opinions from some folks who have tried sex links from different hatcheries....I'm sure they are pretty similar, its just nice to hear from people who have had the birds.

    I was on a website once where a poster was discussing how aggressive his black sex-links were; I have heard otherwise, but just wanted to hear from some folks who had tried birds from these hatcheries.

    Thanks for posting!
     
  6. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want great production and calm birds I would go with ISA Browns. A good source is Townline Hatchery. Their web site is www.townlinehatchery.com
     
  7. Hepcat

    Hepcat Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your reply; I am kind of limited to places that do small orders...I live in the suburbs, and don't have much room.

    I checked out the birds on your website...very pretty. I envy those of you who live in rural areas, I am always amazed at how much room you all have.
     

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